So a little while ago, I won a Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge and because it was a special challenge, I won the opportunity to be Boss of the Colors for one future challenge and this is it! (So... to be honest... that's not really the words that were used... they didn't really say I'd be Boss of the Colors.. but I'm hardly ever boss of anything so I'm proclaiming myself... Boss!) The colors I chose were Pomegranate, Sorbet, Pear, Black White, and .. well... of course... Gold. Now when I chose said colors, this was not my intention.. my thoughts were of the stripey black and white and lots of bright and pretty flowers and leaves... and then the September Stamp of the Month came into my life and well... this is what happened.
I made my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge project using Blessed Beyond Measure and had cut lots of extra maple leaves and had colored them with my Ken Oliver Color Burst powders and some of them just happened to be the color of sorbet so then I thought... well, yeah... I can use them with this color challenge. And when I sat down to do it, I had loved that Sketch so much I decided to use it again. I took a few of the leaves and edged them with the Pomegranate and then sponged some Sorbet ink on them for good measure. Then I used my Hero Arts Gold Shadow ink to stamp the loopy images from the stamp set onto them. I also stamped a bunch of the tiny leaves onto a piece of paper and used my new toy, the Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out... um.... Love! I stamped some in black and colored them in with my gold Wink of Stella marker and the berries with Pomegranate and stamped some leaves in Pear. And did you catch that awesome black and gold ribbon that is in the Uptown ribbon pack??
And the flower? Well, it was white... my favorite.. and the plan was to make it Pomegranate, but it was just too bright yet not bright enough next to my leaves so over the Pomegranate I went some some Sorbet until I got it just the right shade. I colored the center with my gold Copic marker and then over that with my gold Wink of Stella. I colored the stamens with my black Shin Han. It's what I do... I just work it until it's what I want... start over?? Nevvvaaaa!!! (ok... maybe once in a great while... but Hardly Evvvvaaa!!!)
And how excited was I that CTMH has come out with some awesome shaped dies... these hearts!!! I love that when you cut them out you get the outline and the center... no waste... will use them all!! I cut them from our old gold glitter paper. You may have noticed it was on the discontinued list however never fear... it's been repackaged in three sheets of just one shade of gold and it's awesome!
So I moved the sentiment on this one to the bottom. I used the set that goes with the Artistry cartridge on a banner I had sitting around on my table cut with my CDD Flag Banner Dies. Finished it off with some yummy gold sequins!
So! Play along with both of these challenges this week if you Dare!